NEWTOWN, Conn. – Demolition is under way on the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Last month, Newtown voters agreed to demolish the school and build a new one on the site of last December’s tragedy in which 20 kids and six adults were shot and killed by a lone gunman.
Workers hope to complete the demolition by the one-year mark of the attack. They promise not one trace of the school will remain once it’s completed. ‘The Daily News says the bricks and glass that once made up the school will be pulverized, and the steel will be melted down.
Sandy Hook students have been going to school in a neighboring town since the shootings. The new school, funded by a nearly $50 million state grant, is expected to open by December 2016.